BOWLING—MARK ROTH won the Greater Buffalo Open and a $16,000 check with a 259-215 victory over Chris Warren.
BOXING—In Sunrise, Fla., BOBBY JOE YOUNG spoiled the return to the ring of former WBA and IBF junior welterweight champion Aaron Pryor by knocking him out in the seventh round of their scheduled 10-round bout. It was Pryor's first defeat in 37 fights. Pryor, who was attempting to come back from cocaine addiction, had not fought since March 1985.
Rocky Lockridge of the U.S. won the IBF super featherweight title with an eighth-round TKO of Barry Michael of Australia, in Windsor, England.
Jesus (Sugar Baby) Rojas of Colombia won the WBC junior bantamweight championship with a 12-round unanimous decision over Santos Laciar of Argentina, in Miami.
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Choi Jum Hwan of South Korea scored a TKO over Azadin Anhar of Indonesia in the third round of their scheduled 12-round bout to retain his IBF junior flyweight title, in Jakarta.
PRO FOOTBALL—In the AFC-NFC Hall of Fame game in Canton, Ohio, the San Francisco 49ers defeated the Kansas City Chiefs 20-7 (page 18); in Wembley Stadium in London, the Los Angeles Rams nipped the Denver Broncos 28-27, when L.A.'s Charles White ran four yards for the winning score with 28 seconds left.
GOLF—LARRY NELSON won his second PGA championship and the $150,000 winner's share, when he defeated Lanny Wadkins on the first hole of a playoff, in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. Nelson, the 1981 PGA champion, and Wadkins, the 1977 winner, finished the 72 holes at 287, one under par (page 28).
Mary Beth Zimmerman shot a 10-under-par 54-hole total of 206 to win the rain-shortened Henredon Classic in High Point, N.C., by three strokes over three competitors. The victory was worth $45,000.
HARNESS RACING—At the Meadowlands in East Rutherford, N.J., MACK LOBELL ($2.20), driven by John Campbell, won the Hambletonian for 3-year-old trotters and $523,150 with a 6¼-length triumph over Napoletano in the second and decisive heat. Mack Lobell's time for the mile was 1:53[3/5] (page 63). One night earlier, SUGARCANE HANOVER ($3.40), Ron Waples in the sulky, won the Breeders Crown Trot for aged horses and geldings by 1½ lengths over Tabor Lobell. The winner covered the mile in 1:54[3/5] to earn $109,831.
HORSE RACING—At Saratoga JAVA GOLD ($6.60), ridden by Pat Day, became the first 3-year-old since Alydar in 1978 to win the Whitney Handicap when he defeated Gulch by three quarters of a length. Java Gold covered the 1‚Äö√Ñ√∂‚àö√±‚àö¬µ miles in 1:48[2/5] to earn the $173,100 winner's purse; POLISH NAVY ($4.40), also with Day in the saddle, won the Jim Dandy Stakes by 2¼ lengths over Pledge Card. Polish Navy, who earned $106,740, was timed in 1:48[2/5] for the 1‚Äö√Ñ√∂‚àö√±‚àö¬µ smiles.
MOTOR SPORTS—NELSON PIQUET of Brazil, driving a Williams-Honda, won his second consecutive Formula One race, the Grand Prix of Hungary, in Budapest, by 37.727 seconds over compatriot Ayrton Senna in a Lotus-Honda.
PAN AMERICAN GAMES—During the first day of competition in Indianapolis, diver KELLY McCORMICK of the United States successfully defended her 3-meter springboard title with a meet-record total of 562.77, 62.04 points better than the mark she set at the 1983 Pan Am Games in Caracas. In the swimming trials at the Indiana University Natatorium, 16-year-old SILVIA POLL of Costa Rica established a meet-record 56.10 in the 100-meter freestyle, .12 of a second faster than the mark set by Cynthia Wood head at the 1979 games in San Juan. Sprinter RAYMOND STEWART of Jamaica, the NCAA champion from TCU, won his 100-meter semifinal in 9.89, .04 of a second under Calvin Smith's 1983 world record, but was denied a place in the record books because of a 4.2 meters-per-second trailing wind. IVO RODRIGUES of Brazil won the men's marathon in 2:20.13, while MARICARMEN CARDENAS won the women's marathon in 2:52.06 to become only the second Mexican woman ever to win a gold medal in track and field at the games.
SPECIAL OLYMPICS—More than 4,700 athletes from 70 countries competed in 16 sports at the sixth renewal of the games, in South Bend, Ind. (page 38).
TENNIS—EMILIO SANCHEZ of Spain upset Miloslav Mecir of Czechoslovakia 6-4, 6-1, 4-6, 6-1 to win the Head Cup Open in Kitzbühel, Austria, and earn $28,000.
TRACK & FIELD—GINKA ZAGORCHEVA of Bulgaria established a world record in the women's 100-meter hurdles at an international meet in Drama, Greece, with a time of 12.25, .01 of a second faster than the mark set last year by countrywoman Yordanka Donkova.
MILEPOSTS—NAMED: RICH HADDAD, 34, as basketball coach at Jacksonville, after six seasons as an assistant coach to BOB WENZEL, who resigned Aug. 1 to become an assistant coach with the New Jersey Nets.
Tommy Suitts, 39, as basketball coach at Chicago State, replacing Bob Hallberg, who resigned last January to become coach at Illinois-Chicago. Suitts had a 63-99 record in six seasons (1981-87) at Rice.
SENTENCED: By U.S. District Court Judge Susan H. Black, in Jacksonville, former auto racing champion JOHN PAUL SR., to 25 years in prison and more than $260,000 in fines, forfeiture and restitution, for charges related to a nine-year marijuana-smuggling operation between Colombia and the United States. Paul won the World Endurance Drivers championship in 1978 and 1980.
SUSPENDED: For 10 days, by American League president Dr. Bobby Brown, Minnesota Twins righthanded pitcher JOE NIEKRO, 42, for allegedly defacing baseballs during the Twins' Aug. 3 game in Anaheim against the California Angels.
TRADED: By the Cleveland Indians, righthander PHIL NIEKRO, 48, to the Toronto Blue Jays, for a minor leaguer.
By the Pittsburgh Pirates, third baseman JIM MORRISON, 34, to the Detroit Tigers, for third baseman DARNELL COLES, 25, and a player to be named later.
DIED: Princeton football coach RON ROGER-SON, 44; of an apparent heart attack, while jogging on a high school track in Wolfeboro, N.H. Roger-son led the Tigers to a 7-13 record in two seasons.
Former Iowa State baseball coach L.C. (Cap) TIMM, 78, who in 33 seasons (1938-42, 1947-74) guided the Cyclones to a 340-373-5 record; of kidney failure; in Ames, Iowa. Timm led ISU to three Big Eight titles and three trips to the College World Series. In 1967 he coached the U.S. team to the gold medal at the Pan American Games in Winnipeg.